Date:18th October 2017 at 9:00pm
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Ajax’s sporting director Marc Overmars has denied reports that he is set to be appointed to a position at Arsenal for the start of next season.

The first reports about the former Gunners player rejoining the club as a director of football came from Italy last week when website Tuttomercatoweb released an exclusive story about the Dutchman making the switch to the Emirates.

That was then followed by numerous reports in the English media which seemed to confirm that Overmars was indeed set to become a director in charge of transfer negotiations, above manager Arsene Wenger at the club.

The Dutchman has now however confirmed that the stories are not true, and that he is staying at Ajax. He told NOS (quotes via

“I’m happy at Ajax. There’s nothing happening with other clubs.”

Before Overmars’ comments became widely circulated however, the reaction on Twitter to the potential appointment of the Dutchman was not overly enthusiastic to say the least:


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